Do you need help with your pet's behavior problem?

Our Pet Behavior Consult RoomWe often see dog and cat behavior problems at our hospital. These can develop over time and can include:

  • aggression
  • destroying furniture
  • barking
  • house soiling

Dr. Emily Kinnaird has special training to help these pets. Her behavior patients come from all over Central Virginia including Charlottesville and Ruckersville as well as Earlysville. She also accepts referrals from other hospitals and works closely with referring veterinarians.*

Don't wait for your dog or cat's behavior problems to worsen before scheduling a consultation with us.

Companion animals live with us as close family members and are impacted by our lifestyle, daily schedule, and living environment as well as our interaction with them. The relationship we have with our pets can be enjoyable or stressful depending on their behavior.

Some behaviors can be very difficult to manage and stressful — or even dangerous — to live with. If your pet also suffers from fear or anxiety, these can contribute to your pet's current behavior problems.

Schedule a Behavior Consultation Today!

If you feel you do not understand your pet's behavior and need help, we are here to assist you. Through a behavior consultation, we gather information regarding possible causes and contributing factors of the problematic behavior to make a diagnosis and behavior modification plan.

Since each animal and family is different, we determine the most feasible and suitable treatment plans to fit your individual situation. Please call 434-973-9699 for an appointment.

Pet Behavior Information & Forms

For more information on our Pet Behavior Counseling services, you can download Earlysville Behavior Clinic Information. Please download and fill out the appropriate behavior consult form below and email it to us at at least 72 hours prior to your appointment. (If the doctor does not have enough time to review the form responses properly, we may have to reschedule your appointment.)

About Dr. Emily Kinnaird

Emily Kinnaird, DVM, MVSc with DogDr. Emily Kinnaird received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 1979. She lived in Queensland, Australia, where she received a Master's of Veterinary Science. She was a clinician at the University of Queensland and ran the behavior clinics there.

Her passion is behavioral medicine and she is pleased to be offering behavioral counseling here at Earlysville Animal Hospital.

*We accept referrals from other hospitals for Behavior Counselling. No referral is needed if pet owners decide to make an appointment for this service and their regular veterinarian will be sent records of the visits.